To be honest, I want Bendo back at 155. He was former champ there with two different organizations. The speed and cardio advantage are enhanced at WW, but far too many dangerous heavy hitters as well-rounded as Smooth is. What worries me is the guys with power like Thatch, yet still possessing experience and fight IQ to measure the weight of punches better and not sacrificing position by giving your back so easily. T-Wood, Hendricks, Robbie. I do believe Bendo could beat Rory and/or GSP though. It's a shame the rubber match with Cowboy counts as a L on Smooth's record.
You hit all the points man, and yes, Bendo should be on a 2 fight win streak against Cowboy and Thatch. With one more great win I think he should be right there in a title fight again at 155. Don't think he should mess around at WW quite yet, give it one more drive at 155 if he can stand to keep cutting weight
All of this. I hope that him moving up and finishing Thatch gets him closer to a title shot. It wasn't looking too good with the 2 loses and the whole he's lost to Pettis twice no need for a trilogy talk. Glad to see Dana White and all the other fighters impressed and giving him props, my dude flourishing.
If he did decide to stay at WW i'd be kind of scared of the heavy hitters like Champ pointed out but being the Bendo fan that I am, he could be going against John Jones and i'd still think he could win .